Nov 7, 2011

Immigration Crackdown - Georgia: Red tape created by immigration law could be ‘catastrophic'

Ah, the unintended consequences of a law aimed at undocumented immigrants: asking everybody for more documents slows the government bureaucracy to a near standstill. "Months-long bureaucratic delays that are expected to stem from Georgia’s new immigration law could become “catastrophic” for people seeking professional licenses from the state and create “direct consequences” for small businesses, former Secretary of State Cathy Cox said.

Cox was reacting to an estimate from the current secretary of state, Brian Kemp, that enforcing a key part of the immigration law could delay the licenses for tens of thousands of accountants, nurses and many other professionals by an additional three to four months." read more

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